Neonatal and Paediatric Ventilation

This popular course combines lectures with practical workshop sessions. The programme includes a wide range of topics including initiation, maintenance, weaning off assisted ventilation and special ventilatory techniques.


4th & 5th December 2014


Kennedy Lecture Theatre

Ground Floor

UCL Institute of Child Health, London.

There will be small group workshops on:

  • HFOV and nitric oxide
  • Neonatal conventional ventilators
  • Paediatric conventional ventilators
  • ECMO
  • Transport incubators and ventilators
  • Paediatric ventilation simulation

In order to keep workshop groups small, places on the course will be strictly limited to 74 paying delegates - so early booking is recommended.

CPD: accreditation from RCPCH has been applied for.

Why you should attend

Comments from participants on previous courses:

  • "A very good and useful course for all the professionals working in intensive care."
  • "Course structured well, each lecture aimed towards clinical practice."
  • "Very useful course, helped clarify a lot of doubts."
  • "Excellent faculty, well done."
  • "Concise, practical and patient orientated - very enjoyable!"
  • "Very professionally run course."
  • "Good mixture between lectures and group work."

Provisional Programme

Thursday 4th December 2014

08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.30 Introduction (Overview of course, O2 delivery, time constants, compliance, pressure and volume ventilation, CO2 clearance, oxygenation)
09.30 - 10.00 Modes of ventilation - neonates 
10.00 - 10.30 Ventilation according to pathophysiology - neonates 
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Modes of ventilation - paediatrics
11.30 - 12.00 Ventilation according to pathophysiology - paediatrics
12.00 - 12.30 Volume set ventilation
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 15.00 Demonstration workshops
15.00 - 15.30 Coffee break
15.30 - 16.15 Demonstration workshops
16.15 - 17.00 CXR in relation to mechanical ventilation 
17.00 Stuck on a ventilator: What happens next 

Friday 5th December 2014

08.30 - 9.00
09.00 - 9.30
09.30 - 10.00
Ventilation of the neonates with suspected duct-dependent circulation
10.00 - 10.30
Weaning modes 
10.30 - 11.00
Coffee breaks 
11.00 - 11.45
Anaesthesia in NICU & PICU - sedation, analgesia & paralysis 
11.45 - 12.15
Nitric Oxide & Pulmonary Vasodilators 
12.15 - 12.45
Clinical governance in ICU 
12.45 - 13.30
13.30 - 15.00
Demonstration workshops
15.00 - 15.30
Coffee break
15.30 - 16.15
Demonstration workshops
16.15 - 16.30
Course closer & evaluation
16.30 Close

Demonstration workshops

The following six 45-minute interactive workshops will run over both afternoons. Each delegate will rotate through every workshop over the two days, therefore completing three workshops per afternoon.

  • HFOV and nitric oxide 
  • Neonatal conventional ventilators
  • Paediatric conventional ventilators
  • ECMO
  • Paediatric ventilation simulation
  • Transport incubators and ventilator 

Course Directors

  • Dr Allan Goldman,  Divisional Director for Critical Care Services, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
  • Dr Simon Hannam, Consultant Neonatologist, King’s College Hospital, London


  • Dr Grenville Fox, Consultant Neonatologist, Clinical Director Children's Services, Evelina Children's Hospital Neonatal Unit, St.Thomas' Hospital
  • Dr Yaya Egberongbe, Consultant Paediatric Intensivist, King's College Hospital
  • Dr Ann Karimova, CCC Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Ms Maura O'Callaghan,  ECMO Clinical Nurse Specialist, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Dr Richard Paget, Consultant Intensivist, CATS Consultant, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Professor Mark Peters, Clinical Lead - PICU, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Dr Sophie Skellett, Consultant PICU/NICU,  Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Dr Colin Wallis, Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician/Clinical Unit Lead,  Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Nurses and Allied Health Professionals: £329

  • Doctors: £499

  • Staff Doctor's at Great Ormond Street Hospital, King's College Hospital and Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital: £329

   (If you wish to book a place at the Staff Doctor' rate, please contact ICH Events


Book a place on-line

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We regret that we are no longer able to invoice NHS Trusts or other organisations. Our on-line booking system will issue an automatic receipt for your card payment so that you can reclaim from your organisation if appropriate.

Delegate substitutions and cancellations

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks before the start of the event and will be subject to an administration charge of 20% of the course fee. It is regretted that no refunds will be made within two weeks of the course date. Substitutions can be made at anytime.

ICH Events reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fee only. ICH Events will not be liable for any additional incurred costs (including but not limited to travel, accommodation, visa, etc.).

No liability is assumed by ICH Events for changes in programme date, content, speakers or venue. 

Contact us:

If you have any queries regarding this course please contact:

ICH Events

UCL Institute of Child Health

30 Guilford Street

London WC1N 1EH

United Kingdom

Tel. +44 (0)207 905 2699 or +44 (0)207 9052675


CPD: accreditation from RCPCH has been applied for.


Contact Cristina Lai if you would like to sponsor this event.

Download the Sponsorship Opportunities (pdf) available.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their support:

INO Therapeutics UK




Orphan Europe